Week 4 was similar to Week 2 in the sense that I didn’t quite follow my training plan. In all honesty, it’s been challenging to adhere to a schedule when I’ve been exercising intuitively for quite some time. Regardless of not completing all of the suggested runs, I have been working out consistently (read: Weekly Workouts).
My concern – four weeks into training – is that I have only completed two of the four long runs. When you are training for a half-marathon, you do need to focus on endurance to some degree. My goal, from here on out, is to make the long run and speed or tempo run focal points each week, with the easier, short runs as auxiliary workouts — if they happen, they happen.
Half-Marathon Training | Week of June 15
Butt Burner Cardio Blast (8 rounds / not timed) + abs, stretching + foam rolling
2 mile treadmill run (~8:25 pace) + 2 mile treadmill walk
2.75-3 mile park run
- 10 side dips (each side), 25lb.
- 10 thrusters, 25lb.
- 10 single leg deadlifts, 25lb.
- 5 spinal roll-ups
- 5 push-ups
Friday – Early Morning Birthday Workout!
- 15 minute Stair Master
- 30 minute treadmill (15 min walk + 15 min sprint intervals)
- 60 minute yoga class
Saturday – Hiking in Lassen
Sunday – Hiking in Lassen